AlumniIssue Summer 2013
Dear Fellow Alumnus/a,
Thank you for your support in electing me President of the Polytechnic Institute Alumni Association (PIAA). It is an honor for me to lead this distinguished and diverse group of more than 33,000 alumni from around the world.
I am certain that‒like me‒you have many fond memories of your days at Poly, and I know you share my pride in our great alma mater, which continues to be an academic leader at home in New York, in the country, and in the world.
Campus BuzzIssue Summer 2013
When 1,000 graduates of Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NY-Poly) walk up the aisle of Barclays Center this Thursday to receive their diplomas, one PhD candidate will be celebrating not merely the end of the 20-hour days of deep research and the satisfaction of a well-defended thesis, but the fact that he is walking, period.
FacultyIssue Summer 2013
When it comes to organic chemistry, Professor Mark M. Green refuses to go by the book
Mark M. Green, a Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University, is fond of a quote by Charles Kettering, who invented the first electric starter for automobiles: “The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress. “ Green has experienced the truth of that statement about a new top down approach he has created to teaching organic chemistry.
FacultyIssue Spring 2013
I was appointed President of NYU-Poly very recently and want to take advantage of this opportunity to pass on a few thoughts.